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Dec 29, 2012 7:00am PST
area, by california standards season freezing. it's only in the mid-50s. 54 degrees in san francisco and 56 at oakland, 55 at vallejo and 52 at fairfield. we'll be up to 52 degrees at livermore. mid-50s do it for much of the bay area. cloudy for new year's eve and new year's day for the bay area, but it does look outside of that chance of maybe a sprinkle or two that we're not going to get any rain on that day. and the extended forecast, we bear that out. i have, you'll notice on monday and tuesday just put in a drop or two. and then on wednesday we'll clear it out. and then maybe a little something coming in toward the end of the week. if it does come in, wouldn't be much. temperatures all week will be in the 50s and that will pretty much do it, not a bad week ahead. after we dispense the clouds today, it's not going to be a bad saturday either. it's looking pretty good. >> we deserve some. >> i would say. >> thanks, brian. >>> governor jerry brown is turning his focus to two major projects for the second half of his term. at the top of his agenda is seeing that california's high sp
CBS
Dec 8, 2012 7:00am PST
same-sex marriage. justices have agreed to review california's prop 8. as john black stone tells us that means gay marriages are still on holiday cross the state. >> reporter: for five months in 2008 same sex couples in california could marry really. then voters passed proposition 8 banning same-sex marriage. when gay couples appealed it, it was ruled that banning same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. many supporters were hoping the supreme court would not take this case. teres stewart is san francisco's deputy city attorney. >> in many ways this is bad news? >> it is bad news in the sense that if the court had denied review we would have seen marriages quickly within a few days. again not only in san francisco. >> opponents say the supreme court should uphold the will of california voters defining marriage as only between a man and a woman. >> it's important to remember that still in the vast major the of states, four out of five states, the people have chosen to either vote themselves or their elected representatives to stick with traditional marriage. >> reporter: for tommy and
CBS
Dec 1, 2012 7:00am PST
ruling stands and same-sex couples here in california could legally marry as soon as next week. >> are we as a society that is going to allow one category of people to be denied the same rights everyone else has? it's fundamental. and for that reason it is a very big deal. >> state attorney general. there is a good chance the supreme court will decide to review prop 8. that would mean the case would be heard early next year and decision would be made by june. >>> in other bay area headlines this morning, a manhunt in the south bay after an armed robbery turned deadly. someone shot and killed a man in his mansion on friday and during that robbery the suspect also beat up his wife according to police. now they are trying to figure outfit home was targeted or if that was a random invasion. >>> we should know by next month whether san jose will allow gambling on the top floor of the casino matrix. police chief chris moore says he will make a decision before he retires at the end of january. casino owners say it will help their business but police have cited concerns about adequatel
CBS
Dec 19, 2012 1:35am PST
breaking news tonight. a massive 60 car pile up in far morn california. this happened on interstate 5 near the oregon border. not clear tonight what caused the crash. but the roads were very icy. it was about 25 degrees when the crash happened about 6:30 this evening. i-5 closed in both directions near eureka. 60 automobiles for almost two miles. >> here in the bay area, burr. this is the coldest it has been since january. earlier tonight. people bundled up in ski pants. check out the lights on candy lane. right now, it is 39 degrees. >> we have layers on most of the kids. socks underneath the sleepers so we are good to go. >> layers upon layers. chief meteorologist paul deanno is in the weather senor. >> tonight is a three dog night. lit be cold. coldest since january 17. here are the numbers for you. union city will drop to 35 degrees santa clara. frost advisory for all of the south bay. all of the east bay, most of thes in layerspennine peninsula. >> a scare at a bay area college this evening. a lock down for three hours after someone reported seeing a gunman on campus. now polic
CBS
Dec 20, 2012 6:00pm PST
california and at the federal level. >> reporter: newman also points out that being an outsider in a leadership position may actually be a good thing because it gives you a fresh perspective. also, while we call them freshmen, a lot of these members have legal and business experience as well as in the political field and that can help them when they chair a committee so it's something to think about. these aren't 22-year-olds going into the office. >> those endorsing them, that's what they want us to look at their overall experience in life and what they bring to government. >> reporter: you have to look at them individually and some of them don't have experience with a committee that they were assigned to so that's why we were looking at this a little closer. >> it's going to be an interesting year in sacramento. thank you. >>> in the wake of the connecticut school shooting, a top state lawmaker wants the white house to consider california as a model for dealing with mental illness. senate president pro tem darrell steinberg wrote to vice president joe biden urging him to use califo
CBS
Dec 29, 2012 11:00pm PST
do today would be devastating. >>> california's water worries are easing. just how much of an impact the recent storms have made on our water supply. >>> plus, a puppy gets a new lease on life. he was found shivering in a trash can. >>> clear and cold. here's a look over the bay. plus, a check on your seven-day forecast, coming up next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, intensive care. hospitaliz >>> former president george h.w. bush is out of intensive care. mr. bush, who is 88, was hospitalized with bronchitis last month in houston. he was moved into intensive care december 23 after he developed a fever. doctors say his condition is improving and he was moved to a regular hospital room today. they say he is in good spirits. >>> well, our recent winter storms have washed away many of our memories of last year's very dry season. but for those keeping track, the storms have concerns we could be headed for another drought. >> reporter: snow fell again today in california's mountains, the latest in a string of storms. >> if this particular trend continues, we'll be looking at excess water rather than a wa
CBS
Dec 29, 2012 5:30pm PST
suspected child sexual abuse. and testing of self-driving cars will be allowed on california roads. >>> here in the bay area, another county is jumping on the plastic bag ban on new year's day. alameda county joins san francisco, san mateo county, san jose and 49 other california cities and counties that don't provide free single use plastic bags at grocery stores. all stores selling packaged food must also charge at least 10 cents for each paper bag. >>> a russian passenger jet breaks apart and catches fire. what authorities say contributed to the deadly crash. >> protestors in the streets to remember a woman who died after being gang-raped. what they are doing to make sure women are better protected. >> and rain has officially cleared out from the bay area. here's a live look over the bay. you can see the bay bridge in the distance. temperatures, we are left with cold temperatures overnight tonight dipping below freezing in spots. a look at that plus your seven- day forecast is all coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, crew members on board were killed. the plane broke into fter >>> a russia
CBS
Dec 19, 2012 6:00pm PST
. >> reporter: then the size of the clip. >> in the state of california you can't have more than ten rounds in any firearm. >> reporter: the same for handguns. >> the capacity of the magazine dictates if it now becomes illegal. this is a high capacity magazine. this carries 30 rounds of ammunition. this can be inserted into this weapon and now it becomes an illegal weapon. it's not difficult at all. >> reporter: to give you an idea what that means. >> this is our magazine compared to the magazine that a criminal may use. >> reporter: but even on this point, the size of a clip, the debate is expected to be intense. >> ha. [ laughter ] >> the argument against that is that it is a diminution of freedom of firearms owners to make their own choices. >> reporter: but in day-to-day crime isn't it the handgun that's still the most commonly useed. >> that's correct. >> maybe. >> reporter: but as the professor notes on handguns the nation is divided. >> on the one hand, the handgun is the predominant weapon of abuse in the united states. but millions and millions of households also use them fo
CBS
Dec 7, 2012 6:00am PST
are awaiting a decision on gay marriage in california. anne makovec in san francisco with what could come down from a high court later today. ann, good morning. >>> good morning, if the u.s. supreme court decides not to take on the prop 8 case, same sex marriages could resume here in california as soon as the u.s. court of appeals says that they should resume. that is the court that said prop 8 was uncon city i -- unconstitutional earlier this year. but today, the supreme court is scheduled to discuss whether or not it will review the constitutionality of prop 8. that is the ban on same sex marriage california voters approved in 2008. so if the court decides to take on the issue, there would be an argument scheduled next year. >> there will then be an argument scheduled sometime in march probably, possibly april. and the case will be decided by the end of june. >> reporter: the court is also taking on several defense of marriage act cases from other parts of the country. if it decides not to take up prop 8, there's a possibility same sex marriages could resume r here in california, w
CBS
Dec 27, 2012 5:00pm PST
payday lenders owes california consumers millions. on the consumerwatch, julie watts says that people who borrowed money from a company called check and go may actually be entitled to thousands of dollars each. julie. >> reporter: that's right. refunds in this $4.3 million settlement are expected to range anywhere from $20 to $4,600 per person. but to qualify, you must have borrowed money from check and go online. now, at a press conference today san francisco city attorney dennis herrera said check and go skirted california law by preying on the most economically vulnerable and charging interest rates as high as 400%. >> they partnered with an out- of-state bank to essentially say that we are no longer subject to the limits of 36% apr that's set in california law so as part of the settlement that we have negotiated with them they have agreed to abide by california's limits. they have discontinued that relationship with the out of state bank. and they also have established this settlement fund. >> reporter: now, to qualify for a refund you must have taken out a four-month insta
CBS
Dec 10, 2012 5:00pm PST
california cities. >>> the president and house republicans have three weeks to compromise on tax hikes and spending cuts. ed to president obama hit the road to rally support from his plan. cbs reporter danielle nottingham has the latest from washington. >> president obama's public campaign to steer clear of the fiscal cliff took him to a diesel engine planted detroit. >> if congress doesn't act soon, meaning in the next few weeks, starting on january first, everybody's going to see their income taxes go up. >> private face to face talks were revised this weekend when house speaker boehner went over to the white house. neither side is releasing details about the conversation, but taxes are still the big sticking point. >> i'm not going to have a situation where the wealthiest among us, including folks like me get to keep all our tax break. >> while republicans have adamantly opposed raising taxes, now some are considering it if democrats agree to social security and medicare changes. republicans were disappointed with the proposed spending cuts in the president's first offer which do no
CBS
Dec 21, 2012 6:00pm PST
. >> the nra has blood on its hands! >> reporter: california senator dianne feinstein, who is proposing a new assault weapons ban, says she is upset the nra didn't go any further about gun restrictions. >> it's inconceivable after what the nra said to me today that they don't think people who have guns should have background checks or that they should be registered. >> it's a horribly poor choice to say, you know, that the answer to gun violence is to put more guns out there. >> reporter: andrew is a parent of students in the west contra costa school district based in richmond. the school district deploys 20 armed police officers in all high schools and middle schools at a cost of $2 million a year. the district has put no cops in its three dozen elementary schools and has no plans or money to do so. >> i'm glad we're having that conversation because i think we have experience here. i think it's an overreaction if you want to know my position as a dualy elected school board member. how am i going to put armed police officers at 50 schools? >> reporter: it's expensive and it's
CBS
Dec 6, 2012 6:00pm PST
crab season has hit a snag. local crabbers are refusing to fish for the northern california delicacy because of a new price fight with wholesalers. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec shows us, the solidarity on the docks is being tested. >> strike last year this boat. >> right. >> well, you got go fishing. nobody is making money. >> you got go fishing. >> reporter: tensions are high on pier 45 where a lone crab boat came in this morning. a strike has all of the others docked. >> we're tied up negotiating with the processors. >> reporter: it's a dispute over the price of fresh dungeness crab. wholesalers and fishermen had agreed on $3 a pound at the start of the season in november. but demand went down after thanksgiving. so wholesalers want to pay a quarter to 75 cents less. the crab boat association says no deal. >> there's not that much crab left out there. we took a big whack out of it. so it should be worth as much or more than we got paid before. >> reporter: this boat which locals call a "scab" came from oregon. >> trying to keep things going. >> reporter: in the meantime things are c
CBS
Dec 17, 2012 11:00pm PST
state of california with the bullet button assault rifle, what you can do is buy a magnet and easily load and unload these magazines. >> senator ye wants to go further by adding yearly background checks on owners and mental health evaluations and limit ammunition and increase safe gun storage requirements. >> people are being reactionary. but the problem is these laws have had no impact. >> he fights for gun rights but does not believe bans on assault weapons are the way to prevent violence. >> if we're serious about trying to make these things stop happening we have to notice they happen in gun free zones. why can't with have tazers for administrators and teachers. >> part of the reason his bill failed last year is because some legislators say they didn't need it. that's because technically the attorney general could change the regulation herself. we called her office to say. he said that maybe true. but he believes she would face a losing bat and will the more effective way would be to go to the state legislature. grace lee cbs 5. >>> the democrat represents highway in congress sin
CBS
Dec 15, 2012 5:30pm PST
there anymore. >> reporter: across town at the california academy of sciences, karen nelson is keeping daughter michaela close. >> i just explained to her there's bad people in the world and this man actually young guy took innocent little lives from young little people. >> reporter: at the elite salon in daly city the hairstylists often bring their children to work with them. she greets her granddaughter with a kiss, her tender age keeping her safe from the awful truth. >> i wouldn't tell her. she is too young. i can't imagine being one of those parents. is it safe nowadays you know taking them to school? walking them to school? you know, they're precious. >> reporter: reporting from the peninsula, patrick sedillo, cbs 5. >> secretary of state hillary clinton is recovering at home after fainting. she also suffered a concussion from hitting her head. clinton cancelled an overseas trip last week because she was ill with a stomach virus. the state department said she was dehydrated from the virus and fainted. she is being monitored by doctors and is working from home. she won't t
CBS
Dec 20, 2012 12:00pm PST
looking cold front. it's already making its way into northern parts of california. we have seen some gusts now to 38 miles per hour in crescent city. those winds are headed toward the bay area just beginning to pick up outside. in fact, a wind advisory going into effect this evening expected to see some of those winds sustained between 20 to 35 miles per hour along the coastline and over the mountaintops, we could see some of those gusts in excess of 50 miles an hour. so it's going to be a ripping storm and a lot of rain too. you'll be surprised to see how big these rain totals are coming up. we'll have more on that and the rest of your weather in a few minutes. >> thank you. >>> an apartment fire in san francisco forced more than two dozen residents out into the cold this morning. the call came at about 5:30 a.m. smoke and flames were seen on the third floor of the building at 119 broad street. residents were evacuated. one firefighter was treated for smoke inhalation. but no word yet on the cause. >>> around the bay area now, a japanese diplomat pleaded guilty to two domestic
CBS
Dec 4, 2012 1:35am PST
institute --www.ncicap.org-- for over 60,000 california foster children, the holidays can be an especially difficult time. everything's different now. sometimes i feel all alone. christmas used to be my favorite. i just don't expect anything. what if santa can't find me? to help, sleep train is holding a secret santa toy drive. bring your gift to any sleep train, and help keep the spirit of the holidays alive. not everyone can be a foster parent, but anyone can help a foster child. [ traffic passing ] ] ♪ [ music box: lullaby ] [ man on tv, indistinct ] ♪ [ lullaby continues ] [ baby coos ] [ man announcing ] millions are still exposed to the dangers... of secondhand smoke... and some of them can't do anything about it. ♪ [ continues ] [ gasping ] welcome sed you are?air.an your worst nightmare mr. box. since you foolishly brought back your bonus jack! i have copied your two pure beef patties, lettuce, melting cheese, pickles, and middle bun, plus fries and a drink for $4.49. and now you will tell me what is in your secret sauce!! uh, i think i know. "we all know," "pretty
CBS
Dec 10, 2012 12:00pm PST
front of her family's home. she was born in california and industry experts say the singer was on the verge of becoming a big name here in the states. >> she had just signed deal to do a comedy with abc, so, she was really poised for mainstream success. >> reporter: family friends say she never let fame go to her head. >> she gave everything and always game around. >> reporter: her mother says she is sure her daughter is now singing to the lord. in lakewood, california, theresa garcia, cbs5. former international fund leader strauss-kahn has reached a agreement with a new york city hotel mate who accused him of sexual assault. the lawsuit stems from an encounter in may of last year that forced strauss-kahn's resignation from the imf and cut off his capitolcy for the french presidency. the terms of the settlement are confidential. >>> some of san francisco's homeless and jobless may soon be carrying cell phones around town. approval by the city would provide phones nearly free of charge. we have more live with that story. the big question is, kate, why? >> reporter: well, frank, the
CBS
Dec 14, 2012 11:00pm PST
were killed or injured. the next year, a public policy institute of california polls showed 62% of californians wanted stricter gun control. just before the oikos shooting in oakland of april of this year, that support dropped to 53%. >> and it's not your imagination. the number of mass shootings has gone up dramatically in recent history. this year alone we've had seven incidents where four or more people have been killed in a single episode. >>> coming up, for the second time in a week, the big logo switch at the university of california. >> a secret gold mine and the bay area teacher who just inherited it. >> what's with all the camels roaming around? >> all of the sudden it feels a lot like winter around here in the bay area. check out the temperatures already well in to the 30s. couple degrees above freezing for livermore and santa rosa. we'll talk about how cold we get tonight and how long we'll have the rain showers. ,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,, presence around schools. oakland, fremont >> the violence in connecticut caused several bay area police departments to step up their prese
CBS
Dec 2, 2012 5:30pm PST
. northern california weather is often very sunny. we had it and we are mainly clear outside. here is a look at south bay. the santa clara bay valley. and another view, the bay bridge from on top of our building here, cbs 5. it is a nice evening outside. oakland sitting at 60. livermore 56. no rain in san jose, 58 in santa rosa down to 53. here is where we are going tonight. dropping down to the 40s. fairfield 46. concord 46. redwood city and fremont 47. san francisco dropping down to 51 degrees. this is what i wanted to show you for about five days but haven't had the chance. cbs 5 high def doppler is dry and will stay that way until wednesday. here is how much rain fell. in the north bay mountains, i can't believe this, they had 6- 14 inches of rain over five days. sonoma county had 5-9 inches of rain. on the peninsula, including san francisco, 3-6 inches of rain. inland along the 680 corridor and the east bay, you also had 3-6 inches of rain but it is done. it is finished. there is no round four. here is something interesting. the rainfall is pushing off to the east. look at what i
CBS
Dec 17, 2012 6:00pm PST
since the 1990s. >> thank you, ann notarangelo. >>> a california senator will introduce a bill next month to ban assault weapons. >> here in this elementary school, look what happened 6- year-olds with three to 11 bullets from this bushmaster in their bodies, 20 of them. is this america? i don't think so. >> senator dianne feinstein also wants to ban large ammunition clips. feinstein says that she has heard from pro gun democrats who now seem willing to support changes to gun laws. >>> but the idea of new gun restrictions is likely to cause a fierce political fight. cbs 5 reporter grace lee on a state senator who knows that all too well. grace. >> reporter: senator leland yee fought for more gun corollas year in the wake of the colorado aurora movie theater shootings. it failed. but now he says he is not afraid of a tough fight and believes that california needs to lead the nation as they have often done in the past. 23 years ago the cleveland elementary school shooting left five kids dead and 29 wounded. it's now known as the stockton massacre. and it led to an outright ban on assa
CBS
Dec 5, 2012 6:00pm PST
going to take, nobody can tell you that right now. but they are going to the state of california for disaster money as well to see if they can speed things along. in laugh yet, reporting live from mobile5, in lafayette, ken bastida. back to you. >> thank you. >>> doesn't really make any sense. why would you shoot someone on a bike? >> a nursing home worker gunned down outside of a school. the search for clues in the killing of a cyclist in berkeley. >> phones, watches, computers and kindles. the massive criminal operation busted in a bay area city. >> over an inch of rain fell throughout the bay area today. now the day the bay area will dry out as eyewitness news continues with your pinpoint forecast right here on cbs 5. ,, sofa... desk... you know what? why don't you go get some frozen yogurt. i got this. you're so sweet. you got this, right? i do got this. let us get everything off the shelf, and to your home. well, inside the brewer, there's a giant staircase. and the room is filled with all these different kinds of coffee. actually, i just press this button. sofa... desk... you k
CBS
Dec 18, 2012 6:00pm PST
can access guns with no questions asked. >> reporter: california requires background checks on all firearms which includes a 10-day cooling-off period. but in many states, you can receive your gun within minutes as fast as the computer can finish checking your background. speaking of computers, there's all sorts of stuff on the internet. you can buy almost all the parts of a weapon without any age restrictions. the one exception is the receiver. the part with the serial number that usually houses the trigger. you have to buy a receiver from a federally designated firearms dealer. there are also website that is show you how to build a complete firearm from scratch with help from a three- dimensional printer. >> right now anyone can manufacture a firearm as long as they are in compliance with the laws and regulations. >> reporter: as for buying ammunition, several of the recent mass murderers have bought lawsuit capacity magazines. these magazines allow the shooter to fire as many as 100 rounds in just a few seconds. they are perfectly legal in many states. [ sound of automatic gunfi
CBS
Dec 14, 2012 6:00pm PST
over 60,000 california foster children, the holidays can be an especially difficult time. everything's different now. sometimes i feel all alone. christmas used to be my favorite. i just don't expect anything. what if santa can't find me? to help, sleep train is holding a secret santa toy drive. bring your gift to any sleep train, and help keep the spirit of the holidays alive. not everyone can be a foster parent. but anyone can help a foster child. cook. (* new* ) than two weeks before >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. >>> good evening, i'm allen martin. >> i'm elizabeth cook. less than two weeks before christmas, the second deadliest school shooting in u.s. history exceeded only by the virginia tech massacre in 2007. >> 27 people including 20 elementary school children are dead in newtown, connecticut where a vigil has just concluded in one of the town's churches. >> by being here you speak he will gently by all your emotions and your physical presence and you are sending a message to all of america and believe me, the hearts and prayers of america are with you tonig
CBS
Dec 25, 2012 6:00pm PST
coming up. >>> stranded for days in a northern california bar. how a pony got stuck up the stairs. ,, oh, you have a keurig vue brewer? oh, it's great! now i can brew my coffee just the way i love it. how do you do that? well, inside the brewer, there's this train that's powerful enough to carry more coffee and fresh water to make coffee that's stronger and bigger... and even hotter! actually, i just press this button. brew the coffee you love -- stronger, bigger, or hotter -- with the keurig vue. i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have these fancy wireless receivers. blah blah blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no. we had to watch movies in the den because that's where the tv outlet was. and if dad was snoring on the couch, we muscled through it. is she for real? your generation has it made. [ male announcer ] the wireless receiver only from at&t u-verse. get u-verse tv for $29 a month for six months. rethink possible. is for many college graduato find jobs. but this statiste heard today really dri >>> we've hear
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Dec 28, 2012 11:00pm PST
shepherd brought to california. the people and airline that stepped in to help. >> reporter: meet thor, in desperate need of medical attention. >> if you leave a dog to die, the dog is not worthy, and you can see he is worthy. >> reporter: doctors say the dog may have been abused. he was severely underbeat. >> he weighed 46 pounds. he should weigh close to 100. >> reporter: thor is struggling to eat. he can't even open his jaw. teresa says he smashes his food with his left paw and then pushes it into the portion of his mouth that he can open. >> i was hurt to think that somebody could go to bed at night thinking that he was starving as he was. >> reporter: alaska airlines gave thor a free ticket from alaska to sacramento to receive help. >> i could not believe they let me just walk on the plane with this dog. >> reporter: doctors took a cat scan of thor's jaw to see what's going on. >> our goal is to go in there and remove all of the bone and calcification that's fusing his jaw together and allow him to open his jaw. >> reporter: the reason thor was taken here is because of recommendat
CBS
Dec 3, 2012 11:00pm PST
california magician on fire and it was not part of the act. the tv prank that went terribly wrong. >>> that sounds like something out of a james bond film. how john macafy says he tricked police to escape from balize. >> the kind of mourning sickness kate has is spewing speculation about twins. you won't take my life. you won't take our future. aids affects us all. even babies. chevron is working to stop mother-to-child transmission. our employees and their families are part of the fight. and we're winning. at chevron nigeria, we haven't had a reported case in 12 years. aids is strong. aids is strong. but we are stronger. and aids... ♪ aids is going to lose. aids is going to lose. ♪ it wasn't part of the trick! it was all caught . >> a tv host sets a northern california magician on fire. but it was not part of the trick. it was all caught on camera and the video is disturbing. cbs reporter juan fernandez shows us what happened. >> reporter: these images have now been seen around the world. magician wayne being set on fire on a dominican tv show by the shows host. >> he suffere
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Dec 9, 2012 5:30pm PST
60,000 california foster children, the holidays can be an especially difficult time. everything's different now. sometimes i feel all alone. christmas used to be my favorite. i just don't expect anything. what if santa can't find me? to help, sleep train is holding a secret santa toy drive. bring your gift to any sleep train, and help keep the spirit of the holidays alive. not everyone can be a foster parent, but anyone can help a foster child. share the harmony... she'll be here soon ! she'll love this ! share a sweeter welcome... hey, hola, cómo estás ? hello, hey everyone. es un pla-cer co-no-cer-te. encantada. share everything. this holiday get verizon's share everything plan. unlimited talk, text and shareable data... ... across your family's devices, all in one plan. get a droid razr m by motorola for $49.99. . >>> president obama and house speaker met at the white house to discuss the pending fiscal cliff. spokesperson says the to agreed to not release details of the conversation. they say the lines of communication remain open. they are trying to find a deficit cutting d
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Dec 3, 2012 12:00pm PST
coast guard is dead after his boat was rammed off the coast of southern california. the guard was there investigating suspected smuggling near the channel islands just off santa barbara. during the investigation, a small guard boat was hit by a smuggler's vessel on sunday. two members of the guard were thrown into the apartment. one was killed, the other had minor injuries. >>> tensions are rising in syria after intelligence official in washington, d.c. reported movement of chemical weapons components in the country in recent days. syria will not confirm if it has chemical weapons. but it is adamant that if it does it would not use them on its people. meanwhile, violence near the airport in damascus forced the flights of egypt to turn back today and the u.n. announced a short time ago it's pulling out all its nonessential staff from the country amid security concerns. >>> an appeals court is hearing the case of former bart police officer who killed an unarmed man in 2009. officer johannes mehserle appealed his conviction in the death of oscar grant. grant was detained by bart poli
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Dec 27, 2012 12:00pm PST
up. >> reporter: the storm started in california last weekend and crossed the country creating blizzards in the midwest and south. several people died in traffic accidents. and the roads remain dangerous for holiday travelers heading home. in arkansas, this man needed a tow after sliding into a ditch. >> going about 55 or 60 and i hit like a chunk of ice or something. >> reporter: the weather caused thousands of flight cancellations this week. and more delays are expected in the northern part of the country today. one family is trying to get to miami and keeping an eye on their flight. >> we are delayed a bit. hopefully we'll get out of here. i'm fine with an hour delay. just, you know, trying to at least make it out some point today. >> reporter: in the south, people are still cleaning up after a series of christmas day tornadoes. the powerful winds ripped this trailer park in alabama apart. >> the home behind us was rolled off its foundations into the woods and pretty much destroyed and obliterated. >> reporter: it's believed some 40 tornadoes touched down in the south damagi
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Dec 19, 2012 11:00pm PST
california, you can't have more than ten rounds. >> the capacity of the magazines dictates if it now becomes illegal. this is a high-capacity magazine. this carries 30 rounds of ammunition. this can be inserted into this weapon and now it becomes an illegal weapon. >> reporter: just the talk of possible new gun control measures has gun stores reporting upticks in sales all across the country. >>> a blistering report on security lapses at the u.s. consulate in benghazi has prompted the resignation of some state department members. they all quit. the independent panel report called security at the u.s. post, quote, grossly inadequate to deal with the attack. >> frankly, the state department had not given benghazi the security, both physical and personnel resources, it needed. >> the report also says the state department did not have a clear picture of the danger at the compound. it also says the state department ignored requests from ambassador chris stevens for more security. stevens and three other americans were killed in the attack on september 11. >>> at least three high-profile c
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Dec 24, 2012 11:00pm PST
. >> reporter: there are three passport agencies in california and our understanding is that only in san francisco did the few people get their pass ports today. the reason for that is that the duties of chose to come in on christmas eve. he drove in from napa to san francisco and he says he did it to help a few people out. in the newsroom, grace lee, cbs 5. >>> tonight some people are feeling the pain of procrastination. last-minute shoppers are searching for bargains but finding the shelves bare. christin ayers on the million reasons why they waited. >> reporter: twas the night before christmas and all through the door, a slew of last-minute shoppers with excuses galore. >> this year just kind of snuck up on me. >> reporter: the customers were fighting over toys in the aisle. shelves bare and picked over to the chagrin of this child. >> there's nothing in here. everything is gone! like the my little ponies, they aren't even around. >> reporter: the registers rang. a santa sang. but at the stroke of 10, it all came to an end. shops closed, leaving only one place to spend. because it
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Dec 12, 2012 6:00pm PST
discuss his treatment. prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. this year in california, more than 20,000 men will be diagnosed. most including governor brown will have early stage prostate cancer. now, that means it's localized to the prostate gland and has not spread. governor brown is being treated with a conventional course of radiation which typically means five days a week for four or five weeks. the governor's office says he is working a full schedule through the treatment which will be completed the week of january 7th. his prognosis is excellent and no side effects, significant side effects, are expected. >> many years ago my dad's treatment was surgery but they are not doing that. radiation typically at this stage? >> reporter: you have options. with early stage prostate cancer you can have surgery, radiation therapy or you can have what we call watchful waiting, active surveillance. and the decision it all comes down to the age of the patient, do they have other medical problems, how do they feel about things and how aggressive is their cancer. >> well, the skin can
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Dec 7, 2012 6:00pm PST
issue an opinion on this. >> so, for now gay marriages in california remain on hold. >> that stays in place and will stay in place until they issue their decision which probably won't be until june. >>> gay couples in san francisco's castro district are cautiously optimistic the nation's high court will rule in their favor. cbs 5 spoke with a number of them about the court's decision today. >> i think it will be a close call. the supreme court may be a 5-4 split depending on how kennedy comes down. >> i was married in san francisco in '04, which was very historic. i'm divorced now and i deserve the freedom to divorce. >> that's like the easy way out. >> public opinion seems to be shifting towards acceptance of same sex marriage. in 2011 rare salmon gallop poll found for the first time majority of americans support it. >> the battle over same sex marriage has a unique story here in california. we were only the second state to allow it and the only state to then ban it. it began in san francisco back in 2004. over a period of mount, san francisco issued some 4,000 marriage licenses u
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Dec 16, 2012 7:30am PST
the 1400 block of california street around 6:30 last night after reports of a domestic dispute were called in. tactical teams arrived and surrounding units were evacuated when the suspect was thought to possibly have a weapon after nearly four hours, a man surrendered peacefully and no one was injured. >>> in other bay area headlines, the san francisco sheriffs deputy accused of robbing a bank will be back in court tomorrow. police say philip tong robbed the bank of america in the richmond district of san francisco back in november. according to officers, tong handed the teller a note, saying he was armed. investigators also had video to identify tong, along with fingerprints on the note. >>> and thousands of nurses plan to walk off the job on christmas eve. >> a spokesperson for the california nurses association says they will be going on a one-day strike. nurses at nine bay area hospitals are participating in that strike. union leaders and hospital officials remain at odds with issues like benefits and staffing levels. >>> and on the national front, secretary of state hillary clin
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Dec 25, 2012 5:00am PST
class which was the president's parting plea. meanwhile here in california leaders are concerned about what could happen if the tax hikes and budget cuts kick in. >> this would undo a lot of the good of the extra taxes californians are willing to invest in the schools. particularly special needs students would be cut by 10% and the meals program that so many of the californias are growing up in poverty and they need that meal. >> some county and city officials are concerned about the potential impact on health and welfare programs. >>> the dreaded fiscal cliff can potentially affect a wide range of health programs. >> cbs news' wyatt andrews explains. >> reporter: professor mallen like hundreds of medical researchers has already fallen off the fiscal cliff. her budget which relies on federal grants is being cut by 10% now. as the nih, the national institutes of health, prepares for the possibility of budget cuts later. >> it's as much bigger than just my lab. it's affecting all-academic labs across the country. >> reporter: mallen understands the nih decision but calls it a setba
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Dec 12, 2012 5:00am PST
when it comes to rising ocean levels. >> the california king tide help us to visualize the dramatic tidal reefs that we're already experiencing. >> king tide are caused know the by global warming but by gravity. the earth, moon and sun are all in position right now to cause the water to rise. now, the woman you just heard from was the california king tide initiative. they are encouraging people to help them take pictures of the high tides. find out more on our website, cbssf.com. anne makovec, cbs 5. >>> a famous contractor has been called in to fix a sinkhole in lafayette. city leaders agreed to a $600,000 contract with c.c. meyers. heavy rains overwhelmed the area's drainage system causing the hole on mountain view drive. it's about 15 feet deep, 80 feet long, and 40 feet wide. cleaning up and fixing the problem will be challenging. >> they are going to route the stormwater around the -- they are going to put the dam in the creek and route the stormwater around the failed pipe. once they achieve that, they will clear out the creek, establish a stream bed on the bottom and then the
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Dec 18, 2012 5:00am PST
now and christmas. marly hall for cbs news, newtown, connecticut. >>> some california lawmakers say it's time for new state laws in hope of preventing tragedies like the one in connecticut. among them is leland yee a local, state senator. he wants to reintroduce a bullet button ban which failed last year. bullet buttons allow gun users to get around the state ban on detachable magazines. >> it is as if we do not have an assault weapons ban in the state of california. with the bullet button assault rifle, what you can do is buy a magnet and you can easily load and unload these magazines. >> a local gun advocate says bans on certain weapons or parts are not good ways to prevent violence. gene hoffman the chairman of cal gun does support more background checks and mental health evaluations. >>> well, there are new signs of increased support for gun control. a cbs news poll taken after the shootings finds 57% of americans think gun laws should be strict the highest number in a decade. but 66% say at the same time when people are asked about what happened in newtown, that percentage said
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Dec 8, 2012 1:35am PST
. >> it's kind of inspiring. >> reporter: mahoney says he's joined 750 patients on california's liver transplant list. the average weight is two years. he's waited eight years and doctors say he could die in six months without a transplant. >> so in some respects it's feeling a little more desperate. >> reporter: emma and school volunteers hope to raise $60,000 for mahoney. he's trying to get on a shorter transplant list that his insurance doesn't cover. the fund-raiser takes place tomorrow in san carlos. >> i learned a lot how one person can make a difference. >> everyone is pulling for me, and it's -- it means so much more to me than any amount of money that they could come up with. >> reporter: sharon chin, cbs 5. >>> and a special look back at the incomparable dana king. where she's been, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, for more than 11 years. th's >>> well, it's kind of hard to believe. they teamed you and me up 11 years ago. >> i know. >> boy, what a mistake that was. that's why it is not easy to see you go! we've been joking around all day. dana is the leaving to pursue her other love, her artw
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Dec 6, 2012 12:00pm PST
have some of the earlier rivals. steve sanchez where are you from? >> richmond, california. >> i know it hasn't been a stellar season at 3-9. what do you anticipate tonight? >> i'm looking for a beatdown one way or another. hopefully. we're black hole until we die so we need to stop the run, stop the pass, we need to do something. >> reporter: what do you think about lawrence karnow's weather forecast? >> hey, i love the weather so far. it's looking good. i see blue skies coming. going to be a beautiful night. >> reporter: in fact, we have your raider nation forecast. as the raters play host to the denver broncos kick off at 5:00 tonight. the clouds are breaking unfortunately. we're anticipating no rain for the first time in seven days in this forecast. the clouds are breaking up. we are also forecasting -- >> whoo! >> -- a big raider nation win tonight. i know lawrence karnow one of the biggest raider fans had town is happy to see that. lawrence, there's a little guy right here who is kind of excited to meet you. >> hi there! how are you doing! > >> reporter: what do you think about
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Dec 26, 2012 12:00pm PST
described as a leader in his own way. >>> in southern california, a woman and boy were killed after a minivan they were in crashed with an suv police were trying to pull over christmas night on the 210 freeway in pasadena. before the crash, officers were trying to pull the suv over for a traffic violation. but it took off. the four people in the suv suffered moderate injuries. they are all facing vehicular manslaughter charges. >>> president obama is cutting short his vacation in hawaii to work on budget negotiations. mr. obama plans to leave hawaii late today and arrive in d.c. early tomorrow. he and members of congress are trying to find a way to avert the so-called "fiscal cliff." lawmakers will also be back in session on thursday without a deal by the end of the year automatic spending cuts and tax increases going into effect. >>> starbucks is trying to do what it can to urge a "fiscal cliff" compromise. the coffee chain is asking employees at its cafes in the d.c. area to write the words "come together" on cups for the next two days. starbucks plans to continue the effort on soci
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Dec 30, 2012 6:30pm PST
napa and santaa rosa. if you are doing traveling around northern california, for the most part, we are looking at dry skies for tomorrow. laka tahoe, a freight day to head up, do skiing, tons of powder. there are are no chain requirements right now at interstate 80 or highway 50. fresno, cloudy skies there. plenty of sunshine out in sacramento. here is the forecast over the next several days. once again we are keeping that chance of rain in the forecast for monday. it looks like not much at this point into the afternoon and evening. and then clear skies for tuesday. tuesday night into wednesday can get cold by the way. one of the coldest overnights for the week and unsettled weather wednesday and thursday. none of them looking like a lot of rain and then friday into saturday. more unsettled weather. that is a check of your forecast. we will be back with sports right after this ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ...well hello play- offs. 'e waited 17 weeks of the regur season to see you... ...andf the 49ers, had thier way today... ...the wait to play >>> nfl. well, hello playoffs. we waited 17 week
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Dec 30, 2012 11:00pm PST
northern california for the most part, staying dry. tahoe, a great day to head up and hit the slopes. no chain requirements on interstate 80 or highway 50. yosemite, cloudy skies there, plenty of sunshine. monday, a chance of showers is possible into the afternoon and evening. tuesday, we clear out, we see plenty of sunshine for the first day of the new year. then, by wednesday. things look a little unsettled. we could see a chance of rain wednesday afternoon into thursday morning. mainly north of the golden gate. friday into saturday looks okay. but then saturday into sunday we could get hit with another little bit of wet weather into sunday morning. so, getting a quick check of the new year's eve forecast. planning on viewing the fireworks in san francisco. we are expecting good viewing conditions, midnight, though, it will get cold, 45 degrees. ann, back to you. >>> elizabeth, thank you. >>> a close call for drivers on a moscow freeway. the amazing pictures as a passenger jet crashes into the freeway overpass. >>> problems in his own country and around the world but tonight
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Dec 24, 2012 5:00pm PST
experiments. >> eye on the bay produce california cities sandra murray -- producer sandra murray discovered it while doing a news segment. forget about rush delivery. simply email or print the ecard and your gift is ready to go. >> by creating electricity from the heat of the fire it can charge your phone, light or other gadgets. >> it gain popularity following hurricane sandy enabling those without power to charge their phone without fire. it is also back ordered and comes with a ding staff gift tag for last minute holiday orders. and, finally, like a juicer but better. justed a frozen bananas and you have a healthy snack with no sugar, milk or added calories. it was a hit in the newsroom. now, it cost about 50 bucks. target stays open until 9:00. so, rush out and grab it now if you want it. >>> if the weather keeps up we will need one of those bio lights. >> reporter: we have a lot of nasty weather. calmer weather towards christmas. outside, the south bay, our view, we had a mostly sunny day. the beautiful bay bridge on christmas eve. these are your temperatures outside right now. san fra
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Dec 28, 2012 5:00pm PST
. >>> california going in reverse? the new option at the dmv that will take you back in time. >>> and some say these laws are a no-brainer. the new protections for car buyers, students and homeowners that are coming in the new year. ,,,,,,,,,,,, the d-m-v will start selling replica license plate desig from those years. and, the classic >>> fans of the 1950s '6s and '70s have ways to show off. the dmv will show plates for those years. they can be ordered for any type of vehicle not just classic car owners. >> you can have it on your prius, on your new camaro. you can have it on anything. right? >> the legacy license plates will cost you $50 whether you personalize them or not. they are available for preorder starting january 1. >>> when it comes to cars, have you noticed anything different on the road? cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez shows us luxury is a popular ride. >> latest attributes for jaguar is all-wheel drive. >> reporter: mario of british motors on van ness says this holiday has been a joyride. >> we are very excited about sales. cars are flying off the showroom floors. >> reporter: but wh
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Dec 19, 2012 6:00am PST
little bit chilly by california standards anyway. elizabeth will put some numbers to that. hey, elizabeth. >> good morning. it's anything but hot outside. we have been saying the word cold a lot this morning. i need my thesaurus to come up with a different term. any way you say it, it is quite chilly out there. we have freeze warnings posted for parts of the north bay frost advisories for everywhere else but especially the east santa clara valleys and along the bay. we are talking about 20s to mid- 30s in the coldest spots. temperatures out the door now. we have deep blue forming meaning it's cold especially up in napa. santa rosa 28 degrees as well as in fairfield. east bay valleys livermore coming in below freezing now and it's been that way overnight. san francisco a little warmer at 41. but obviously, it is chilly everywhere you go. grab a jacket. by this afternoon, we are going to warm things up to about the low to mid-50s so similar to what we saw yesterday. we are going to see some sunshine but you will notice the temperatures are slightly below average for this time of
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Dec 20, 2012 5:00am PST
country move to california. [ laughter ] >> like i say, from denver. i name no names. >> who's that? >> look at the -- when we get 45-degree readings and go this is terrible, we say, what are you people wimps? >> i was laughing yesterday. >> but you still freeze out here. >> i get cold. >> it gets really cold in colorado but boy, you know what, we have some stormy weather coming in our direction as it looks like those clouds are gathering once again. right now it's a cold start to the morning. not as cold as yesterday. but look at just to the north. we have a cold front that's dropping in, in our direction. it will bring some changing weather throughout the day. likely to see some clouds streaming across our skies. and then as we get into the evening hours likely to see some rain developing in parts of the north bay. so things going to get very unsettled. if you have some shopping to do this is the day to do it. mostly clear out there now and cold. the temperatures chilly in spots. 29 degrees in concord. it is 29 now in livermore. 39 degrees in san jose. and 37 degrees in santa rosa
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Dec 13, 2012 5:00am PST
california college campus. the lockdown at cal state fullerton was just lifted before hid night. at least one suspect ran on the campus following a police chase yesterday afternoon. that's when the lockdown was ordered. students were told it could last all night but it was lifted about 8 hours ago. >>> the chase came after a robbery and shooting at a jewelry store. check out the video. the pursuit covered three counties and ended with a crash near that fullerton campus. two suspects still at large but three others are under arrest. one of them you can see him here ran out on a baseball diamond as was arrested. the los angeles police chief was at a toy giveaway there. the suspect saw dozens of officers and finally surrendered. >>> an outside compliance director will be assigned to oversee the oakland police department. the move approved by a federal judge stopped short of a complete federal takeover of the department although that is still a possibility. the compliance director will help opd implement reforms required by the settlement of a 12-year-old civil rights lawsuit. >>> gover
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Dec 24, 2012 5:00am PST
strikes by the california nurses association. it will affect several hospitals as well as two hospitals in san jose. all of the facilities plan to operate with replacement workers. union workers and management are at odds over benefits and staffing. the strikes set to begin this morning at 7:00 a.m.. >>> this is the san francisco explore tore yum's last full week of operation at the current site. the interactive science museum has been at the palace of fine arts for more than 40 years. it's moving to pier 15 right there along the embarcadero. it will reopen in april. a farewell ceremony the a its current direction will be held january 22nd. that is so cool. i think i was a kid the last time -- >> i was a kid, too. that was many years ago. >>> the national spotlight on gun control legal cause. >> next both sides on the debate over the right to bear arms. >>> and the booming business for firearms training coming up. school? you can our nominaton on our website: cf dot com slas e may come >>> and what is cool about your school? you can submit journal nation on our web site? you c
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